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Rinku Sen Appears on 'Nightline' to Talk Families Separated By Deportations

Rinku Sen Appears on ‘Nightline’ to Talk Families Separated By Deportations

by Jorge Rivas on February 2 2012, 8:06AM

An estimated 15,000 U.S.-born children will face the threat of permanent separation from their families in the next five years as their immigrant parents move through detention and deportation. Watch Rinku Sen explain the problem on ABC’s “Nightline.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, Colorlines Press, /NOW

‘Precious’ Director Lee Daniels Gets Into Race Argument on Set of New Movie [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 1 2012, 2:50PM

TMZ has obtained footage of Lee getting in to some sort of verbal disagreement with producer Avi Lerner in which they both accuse each other of being racist.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Mel Gibson's 'Get The Gringo' (aka My Summer in a Mexican Jail) Gets a Trailer [Video]

Mel Gibson’s ‘Get The Gringo’ (aka My Summer in a Mexican Jail) Gets a Trailer [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 1 2012, 1:20PM

The movie, formerly titled “How I Spent My Summer Vacation,” is about a career criminal who crashes his car into the border wall while trying to escape the U.S. Border Patrol.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Sasha and Malia Think the President Singing is 'Highly Embarrassing' [Video]

Sasha and Malia Think the President Singing is ‘Highly Embarrassing’ [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 1 2012, 10:07AM

Jay Leno got the First Lady to talk red velvet cake and how the girls wants the President to stop singing in public.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Here's What a Less Racist 'Vanity Fair' Hollywood Issue Cover Would Look Like

Here’s What a Less Racist ‘Vanity Fair’ Hollywood Issue Cover Would Look Like

by Jorge Rivas on January 31 2012, 3:39PM

A few suggestions for Vanity Fair. Illustrated with the help of a little Photoshop.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Authors on Tucson's Mexican-American Studies Banned Book List Respond

Authors on Tucson’s Mexican-American Studies Banned Book List Respond

by Jorge Rivas on January 31 2012, 10:05AM

Several authors who are on the banned list have made statements.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration, /NOW

Dad Teaches Kids Everything Counts With Depeche Mode Song [Video]

Dad Teaches Kids Everything Counts With Depeche Mode Song [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 30 2012, 5:35PM

Colombian video artist Dicken Schrader and his kids, Milah and Korben, cover Depeche Mode’s “Everything Counts” on a xylophone, an old Yamaha keyboard and a bunch of homemade improvised instruments.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Listen: Erykah Badu and Flaming Lips Collaborate on New Track

Listen: Erykah Badu and Flaming Lips Collaborate on New Track

by Jorge Rivas on January 30 2012, 2:40PM

The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne tweeted about collaborating with Erykah Badu last week but on Sunday he posted previews of their work online.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Ice-T’s ‘Art of Rap’ Documentary Finds Distributor and Summer Theatrical Release

by Jorge Rivas on January 30 2012, 11:17AM

The Indomina Group has acquired worldwide rights to Ice-T’s documentary “Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap,” the company said Sunday. The movie is expected to have a summer theatrical release. “The Art of Rap is a perfect fit for…

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Sundance

Another Awkward Moment for Sofia Vergara at SAG Awards [Video]

Another Awkward Moment for Sofia Vergara at SAG Awards [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 30 2012, 10:41AM

When Colombian actress Sofia Vergara approached E! News’ red carpet stage, host Giuliana Rancic greeted her with a mariachi calling.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Viola Davis' SAG Speech Shouts Out Segue Institute's 91% Latino Student Body [Video]

Viola Davis’ SAG Speech Shouts Out Segue Institute’s 91% Latino Student Body [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 30 2012, 10:25AM

When Viola Davis won a SAG Award for Outstanding Female Actress in a leading role Sunday night her acceptance speech included a special note for the students at Segue Institute of Learning in Central Falls, Rhode Island.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, The Help

'The Help' Sweeps SAG Awards, Octavia Spencer Clear Frontrunner for Oscars

‘The Help’ Sweeps SAG Awards, Octavia Spencer Clear Frontrunner for Oscars

by Jorge Rivas on January 30 2012, 9:50AM

“The Help” took three of the top honors at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night, turning it into the movie everyone else has to beat as the Oscar awards approach next month.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, The Help

Get Ready for Big Freedia To Shake the U.S. with New Orleans Bounce [Video]

Get Ready for Big Freedia To Shake the U.S. with New Orleans Bounce [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 27 2012, 3:38PM

On Wednesday night Big Freedia brought bounce to national television with a performance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live late-night talk show. Freedia performed two recent songs, “Excuse” (above) and “Na Who Mad” (below). You can watch the full episode on…

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Slavery By Another Name' Director Gets 2-Min Standing Ovation at Sundance

‘Slavery By Another Name’ Director Gets 2-Min Standing Ovation at Sundance

by Jorge Rivas on January 27 2012, 2:23PM

The Sundance audience at Sam Pollard’s documentary “Slavery By Another Name” gave the director a 2-minute standing ovation after the film premiere.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Sundance

Spike Lee's Co-Writer: Nothing Happens Unless White Folks Say So

Spike Lee’s Co-Writer: Nothing Happens Unless White Folks Say So

by Jorge Rivas on January 27 2012, 11:01AM

An open letter published yesterday by “Red Hook” co-writer, James McBride, is sure to make headlines because he takes the film community to task.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Azealia Banks Performs at Karl Lagerfeld's House in Paris [Video]

Azealia Banks Performs at Karl Lagerfeld’s House in Paris [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 26 2012, 4:30PM

Karl Lagerfeld, creative director for the fashion house Chanel, invited Azealia Banks to play at his house!

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Caption Contest: What Did Brewer and Her Wagging Finger Tell Obama?

Caption Contest: What Did Brewer and Her Wagging Finger Tell Obama?

by Jorge Rivas on January 26 2012, 2:19PM

If the New Yorker can have their caption contests, so can we.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Politics

Racist Tabloid Wednesday: Heidi Klum Divorcing Seal Due to his Inability to Control Temper

Racist Tabloid Wednesday: Heidi Klum Divorcing Seal Due to his Inability to Control Temper

by Jorge Rivas on January 25 2012, 5:18PM

In this edition of racist tabloid Wednesday Heidi Klum is divorcing Seal because he’s a jealous, drug and sex addicted black man that can’t control his anger.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Artist Reimagines 'The Help' Poster: 'White People Solve Racism'

Artist Reimagines ‘The Help’ Poster: ‘White People Solve Racism’

by Jorge Rivas on January 25 2012, 3:20PM

British movie review site TheShiznit.co.uk has taken the advertising for ‘The Help’ to a whole new level.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, The Help

East Haven Immigrant Rights Group Launches Twitter Campaign to Send Mayor Tacos

East Haven Immigrant Rights Group Launches Twitter Campaign to Send Mayor Tacos

by Jorge Rivas on January 25 2012, 3:12PM

After four East Haven police officers were arrested Tuesday for allegedly profiling members of the Latino community, the city’s mayor said he was going to have tacos for dinner that night to help Latinos.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration, /NOW